Mattias Berg (1962) is a Swedish crime writer. He has been a cultural journalist since the late 1980s, contributing to major Swedish news- papers like Dagens Nyheter and Expressen. In the new millennium, he became known for his radio programme Konflikt that connects current events with cultural issues. His debut novel The Carrier was received well, and critics highlighted the many layers that display the author’s broad knowledge of science, storytelling, philosophical issues and his- tory. It is a suspenseful, dark, and intelligent book. Mattias Berg will talk to security expert Erkki Koort, who made a successful fiction debut last year with his historical adventure novel Revenge at Kirumpää (Kättemaks Kirumpääl, 2018).